Friday, October 7, 2011

7th of October

It is the 280th day of the year, with 85 days remaining until the end of the year.

1763 - British Royal Proclamation by George II, closes aboriginal lands in North America, north and west of the Alleghenies to white settlements.

1780 - American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist irregulars led by British colonel Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina, during the Battle of Kings Mountain.

1864 - The Battle of Darbytown Road, the Confederate forces' attempt to regain ground that had been lost around Richmond is thwarted.

1916 - Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.

1944 - An uprising at Birkenau concentration camp, where Jewish prisoners burn down the crematoria.

1959 - USSR probe Luna 3, transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the moon.

1982 - Cats, opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

2001 - The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, begins with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

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